Ligety to Join Virtual Après Ski Music Series for Goggles for Docs
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Land Rover ambassador Ted Ligety is slated to join Friday, April 24th's Virtual Après Music Series, in partnership with Reverb. The event is being held in support of Goggles for Docs, a grassroots movement working to provide healthcare workers with ski/snowboard goggles as they treat COVID-19 patients and struggle to find traditional eye protection through crowdsourcing.
Ted, who also owns Shred (a goggle company), will welcome fans at the virtual online event from his home in Park City, Utah. After answering some fan questions, Ted will introduce the evening’s musical performances from Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson, hailing from his remote Canadian home; Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna, hunkered down in his home state of New Hampshire; and, O.A.R. lead singer Marc Roberge, from his home in New York.
Not only has Ted donated goggles to frontline healthcare workers, both he and Shred have also promoted the work that Goggles for Docs is doing via social media.
In the midst of a challenging time, people across the globe are doing incredible things to help others. And today, we’re asking for your assistance. Please donate your old goggles to the @gogglesfordocs initiative. Healthcare workers desperately need eye protection as they treat patients with COVID-19. Those old goggles in your closet could save their lives. Please join myself and SHRED. and thousands of others who are pitching in to send goggles to healthcare workers and helping spreading the word. Follow the link in the bio to take action now. Thank you so much! If you are in Park City there is a donation bin at the US Ski Team office. About Goggles for Docs: Goggles for Docs is a grassroots effort to get used or new goggles into the hands of healthcare workers in the United States who currently have no eye protection as they treat COVID-19 patients. ➖ 📸 @samdecout ➖ #GogglesforDocs #SHREDtheCouch #ComeSHREDwithus #SHRED. #Skiing #Snowboarding #MountainBiking #SkiRacing
Teammate and two-time Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin opened for singer-songwriter KT Tunstall on Friday, April 17th for the series, reaching over 175,000 people.
Musical artists are volunteering their time to perform après ski-style sets from their living rooms. The Series takes place on select evenings at 7 pm EDT via Facebook.com/REVERB. In addition to donating goggles at GogglesForDocs.com, cash donations can also be made to purchase additional goggles at cost from participating brands. Learn more @gogglesfordocs on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.